We had picked up our credentials yesterday before checking in to the hotel, which involves signing some waivers (legal stuff), getting a bag for your things, a lanyard and a letter that you exchange for a free park ticket at the end of your shift.
Our shift was scheduled to start at 2am, but first we had to go check in at the VoluntEAR tent at Blizzard Beach. We got there around 1:45. I had the brilliant idea to wear a SparkleSkirt over tights instead of jeans this time, but the weather was not cooperating, so my first task was to throw on a lot more layers (it was COLD!) Then we had our bag checked by security and we headed in to the VoluntEAR tent to check in for our shift.
Our badge (on the lanyard) was scanned. We headed to the first table to pick out our windbreakers. Our second stop was the snack table. This time around I chose Lay's, Oreos, cheese crackers, Nutri-Grain bars, an Uncrustable and a bottle of water.
|Looking at the tent from the back - check in at the front, then windbreakers, then snackage|
|And here we see our beautiful runner modelling the newest in windbreaker fashion!|
|Pro Tip - Label your bag somehow (I used an envelope) so you know which bag is yours|
|All lined up around the Blizzard Beach Bus Circle|
|Yes, we sit by the bathroom; no we don't care (It's generally never used)|
|It looks like a hot mess, but there's hot chocolate (and coffee) in that thar tent!|
|The tents across the way were gEAR check|
|Don't let anything fall in!!!! Use the hook!!!|
|Pocket Chicken - Breakfast of Champions|
|Hey, bring me some bacon! And some Mickey waffles!|
|I just wanted to sit; she wanted to play around|
|Can I find these at Home Depot?|
|Fast runner dude|
|Another fast runner dude|
|Getting our badge signed off|
|All signed off, time to walk back to the buses|
Once we finished at WaWa, we went BACK to OP just so we could cheer on runners some more, at least until we had to exit at Western Way and go home.
Once on Western Way, however, there was a large traffic jam, due to what looked like an accident.
|You can see that it's backed up in the rear view mirror|
|And you can see how really backed up it is through the windshield|